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    Engaging Parents’ Support for Emerging Technologies in the Classroom Engaging Parents’ Support for Emerging Technologies in the Classroom Presentation Transcript

    • Engaging Parents’ Support for Emerging Technologies in the Classroom Key findings from Speak Up 2008 Julie Evans Chief Executive Officer Project Tomorrow National School Boards Association T+L Conference – Denver (in a snowstorm) October 28, 2009
    • Our Agenda Today
      • What is Speak Up?
      • Invitation to participate in Speak Up 2009
      • Review of selected national data findings
      • Trends to Watch
      • Panel discussion
      • How to engage parents’ support
    • Introducing our expert panel: Mary Ann Guidos Technology Integration Supervisor Orange City School District (OH) Janet Herdman Executive Director, IT Services North Kansas City Schools (MO) Kathy Politis Director, Instructional Technology, Fulton County Schools (GA)  Jan Wee Information & Technology Director Holmen School District (WI)
      • Annual national research project
        • Online surveys + focus groups
        • Open for all K-12 schools
        • Schools/districts get back their own data for planning and budgeting
      • Collect data ↔ Stimulate conversations
        • K-12 Students, Teachers, Parents, Administrators, Pre-Service Teachers
        • National Findings Release annually in Washington DC
      • Inform policies & programs
        • Analysis and reporting – national reports, state reports, district reports
        • Services: custom reports, consulting services, webinars
        • NCES back end database – provide statistically significant samplings
      • 6 years of empowering authentic voices – since 2003:
        • 1.3 million K-12 students
        • 103,000 teachers
        • 54,000 parents
        • 6,300 school leaders
        • 18,000 schools – from all 50 states, DC, American military base schools, Canada, Mexico, Australia
      What is Speak Up? 1.5 million respondents
      • Speak Up is facilitated annually
      • by Project Tomorrow
      • (formerly known as NetDay)
      Project Tomorrow (www.tomorrow.org) is the leading education nonprofit organization dedicated to the empowerment of student voices in education.
        • Learning & Teaching with Technology
        • Web 2.0 in Education
        • 21 st Century Skills: Information/Media Literacy Skills
        • Science & Math Instruction & Global Competitiveness
        • Emerging Technologies in the Classroom
          • Mobile Devices
          • Online Learning
          • Digital Content
          • Games
        • Designing the 21st Century School
      Speak Up survey question themes
    • Online surveys available for: K-12 students Parents Teachers Administrators New! Pre-service teachers Speak Up is open! Take surveys: Oct 19 – Dec 18, 2009 Inviting all K-12 Schools, Districts and Schools of Education to participate in Speak Up 2009 Free online report for all Speak Up participating districts w/ your local data: Feb 2010 Release of National Speak Up Findings in Congressional Briefings: Mar & May 2010 No fee to participate. No limit on the # of surveys submitted. 100% confidential.
      • Collect unique data from stakeholders
      • Give stakeholders a voice in national/state policy
      • Support specific initiatives such as digital content, online learning, mobile devices, 1:1 programs or new teacher professional development programs
      • Model for students the value of civic engagement and being part of a national discussion
      • Recognition as an innovation leader
      • Demonstrate to students, teachers and parents that their ideas are valued by their education leaders
      • Understand the future of K-12 education
      • Learn more at www.tomorrow.org
      Why do schools, districts, & states participate in Speak Up?
    • We would like to recognize our Speak Up 2009 Sponsors:
    • Speak Up 2008 Key National Data Findings
      • K-12 Students 281,500
      • Teachers 29,644
      • Parents (in English & Spanish) 21,309
      • School/District Administrators 3,114
      • Schools 4,379
      • Districts 868
      • States All 50
        • Top 10: TX, CA, AZ, AL, IL, MD, FL, NC, NE, WI
        • About Speak Up Schools:
            • 95% public, 3% private, 2% virtual
            • 35% urban, 32% suburban, 33% rural
            • 45% Title 1 eligible
            • 34% majority-minority student population
      National Speak Up 2008 Participation
    • Speak Up 2008 Data Findings Who am I? Warm Up Exercise
    • Who am I? Profile characteristics:
      • Wishes for their ultimate school
        • Online classes (27%)
        • High tech science tools (39%)
        • Online tools for organization (35%)
      • Access to mobile devices:
        • MP3 player (44%)
        • Game player (53%)
        • Laptop (44%)
      Participates in immersive virtual reality environments (39%) Uses Internet for education research (51%) and online assessments (35%)
    • Audience Response: Who am I?
      • Kindergarten Boy
      • 3rd Grade Girl
      • 7th Grade Boy
      • 10th Grade Girl
      • Teacher
    • Who am I? 3 rd Grade Girl with Average Tech Skills
    • Meet today’s 3rd grade girls:
      • Wishes for their ultimate school
        • Online classes (27%)
        • High tech science tools (39%)
        • Online tools for organization (35%)
      • Access to mobile devices:
        • MP3 player (44%)
        • Game player (53%)
        • Laptop (44%)
      Participates in immersive virtual reality environments (39%) Uses Internet for education research (51%) and online assessments (35%)
    • Introducing the “Digital Advance Team” America’s K-12 Students Adopting/adapting technologies for learning Tech trend setters Their use predicts widespread acceptance Out of school use drives in school use Pace car for others Teachers ultimately catch up
    • Introducing the “Digital Advance Team” Let’s listen in and learn! What we are hearing: Districts are using Speak Up data as input for decisions on how to effectively leverage historic new education funding
        • “ Digital disconnect” is alive & well:
        • the gap between how
        • today’s students learn and
        • how they live!
      Key findings from Speak Up data:
        • “ Digital disconnect” is alive & well:
          • Between students and teachers
          • Between advanced tech students and other students
          • Between girls and boys
          • Between older and younger students
      Key findings from Speak Up data:
    • How are students using technology for schoolwork?
    • How important is the effective implementation of instructional technology to student success?
    • How satisfied are parents with technology use at their child’s school?
      • “ Lukewarm” satisfaction with:
      • Internet safety (45%)
      • Amount of technology available (35%)
      • Tech skills my child is learning (34%)
      • How technology is used for academics (33%)
      • Teachers’ skills in using technology (31%)
      Parent satisfaction with technology at school
    • How satisfied are today’s students with technology use at their school?
    • How satisfied are today’s students with technology use at their school? Students say: Not very!
      • Top responses:
      • School filters and firewalls block websites I need
      • Teachers limit our technology use
      • Too many rules!
          • Cannot use my own devices
          • Cannot access my communications tools
          • Rules that limit use of my school’s technology
      Besides time, what are the major obstacles students face using technology at school?
      • Top responses:
      • Let me use my own laptop, cell phone or mobile device
      • Give me unlimited Internet access
      • Let me access my school projects from any computer – home or at school
      How schools could make it easier for students to work electronically?
      • The mobile learner
      • It’s a Web 2.0 World
      • “ I’ll take that class to go!”
      • The ultimate online textbook
      • Exploring STEM careers
      Digital Advance Team Trends
      • The mobile learner
        • Cell phones
        • Laptops
        • MP3 players
        • Smartphones & PDAs
      Speak Up 2008 Findings
    • The Mobile Learner
      • Communications
        • Email teachers, classmates
        • Access personal websites
      • Collaborations
        • Projects and calendars
      • Creativity
        • Create/share documents, videos
      • Productivity
        • Research, downloads, ed games
        • Get alerts and reminders
      How students want to use mobile devices to support learning
      • It’s a Web 2.0 World
      Speak Up 2008 Findings
        • How are students using Web 2.0 tools?
          • Communications
          • Creation
          • Collaboration
          • Contribution
      Speak Up 2008 Findings
    • Web 2.0 Applications
    • Web 2.0 Applications
    • Web 2.0 Applications
    • How are students using Web 2.0 tools for schoolwork? Significant changes from 2007: Email/IM/Text Using social networking site to collaborate with classmates 150% 27%
      • “ I’ll take that class to go!”
          • Online learning
      Speak Up 2008 Findings
    • Online learning and K-12 students Current online learning experience: 16% of high school students 14% of middle school students
    • Online learning and K-12 students Is there interest in taking online classes? Yes! Interest in taking an online class: + 40% of high school students + 35% of middle school students + 15% of students grades 3-5
    • Online learning and K-12 students Is there interest in taking online classes? Yes! Interest in taking an online class: + 40% of high school students + 35% of middle school students 21% 46%
    • Why are students interested in online classes?
      • Puts me in control of my learning (47%)
      • Easier to review class materials (38%)
      • Easier for me to succeed (32%)
      • More comfortable asking questions (29%)
      • More motivated to learn (27%)
      How would online classes make school more interesting for students ?
    • Policy: Online class requirement for high school graduation?
      • The ultimate online textbook
      • What if . . . . students designed
      • that new textbook?
      Speak Up 2008 Findings
        • Desired features:
        • Electronic notes and highlighting (63%)
        • Self assessments (62%)
        • Links to real time data (52%)
        • Games (57%) and simulations (55%)
        • Powerpoint presentations of lectures (55%)
        • Access to online tutors (53%)
        • Create own podcasts and videocasts (48%)
      Students design an online textbook
      • - Ability to download information to my cell phone
        • Gr 3-5: 25%
        • Gr 6-8: 53%
        • Gr 9-12: 53%
      Students design the online textbook Desired features continued:
      • Exploring STEM careers
      Speak Up 2008 Findings
    • Students: Exploring STEM Careers
      • Top responses:
      • Meet with successful career professionals
      • Work part time jobs in the fields
      • Use tools professionals use
      • Day in the Life podcasts and videos
      Students: Exploring STEM careers What would increase your interest?
        • Is your school doing a good job
        • preparing students for jobs of the future?
        • Is your school doing a good job preparing students for jobs of the future?
      Response: Yes Principals 56% Teachers 42%
        • Is your school doing a good job preparing students for jobs of the future?
      Response: Yes Principals 56% Teachers 42% Parents 32% Students 39%
    • What if you could design the ultimate school . . . . what technologies would have the greatest impact on your learning? Favorite question for districts seeking stakeholder input into technology investment decisions
      • Games and virtual simulations
      • Interactive whiteboards
      • Personal laptops for each student
      • Student access to email and IM at school
      • Using mobile devices for learning
      • Online classes
      • Digital content
      Audience Response: What do K-12 students say is the #1 tech tool or service that will impact their learning?
      • Students in Kindergarten thru 12 th grade say the same thing every year:
      What do students say is the #1 tech tool or service that will impact their learning?
      • Students in Kindergarten thru 12 th grade have
      • said the same thing for the last 6 years:
      What do students say is the #1 tech tool or service that will impact their learning? “ Give me a laptop for my personal use at school and at home”
    • What if you could design the ultimate school?
    • Parents’ shopping list: What parents say are good school investments in technology
      • Top responses:
      • Tools to help child organize their work 48%
      • Online textbooks 41%
      • Interactive whiteboards 40%
      • Computer projection devices 36%
      • Digital resources 32%
      • Digital media tools 30%
      • Laptop for every student 27%
    • Recommendations from the “ Digital Advance Team”
      • Are we listening?
      • Un-tether learning
      • New learning spaces
      • Social based learning
      • Digital resources add relevancy
      • Go beyond classroom walls
    • Recommendations from the “ Digital Advance Team”
      • Are we listening?
      • Learning that is
      • Enabled
      • Engaging
      • Empowered
    • Recommendations from the “ Digital Advance Team”
      • Are we listening?
      • Learning that is
      • Enabled
      • Engaging
      • Empowered
      How do we get there?
    • Introducing our expert panel: Mary Ann Guidos Technology Integration Supervisor Orange City School District (OH) Janet Herdman Executive Director, IT Services North Kansas City Schools (MO) Kathy Politis Director, Instructional Technology, Fulton County Schools (GA)  Jan Wee Information & Technology Director Holmen School District (WI)
    • Recommendations from the “ Digital Advance Team”
      • Are we listening?
      • Learning that is
      • Enabled
      • Engaging
      • Empowered
      How do we get there?
      • Reports such as:
      • National Speak Up 2008 Findings (Mar 2009)
      • Learning in the 21 st Century: A National Report of
      • Online Learning (Oct 2007, Updated Jun 2008, 2009)
      • Inspiring the Next Generation of Innovators
      • Students, Teachers and Parents Speak Up about Science Education (Jun 2008)
      • Leadership in the 21 st Century:
      • The New Visionary Administrator
      • (Oct 2008)
      More Speak Up? www.tomorrow.org
    • More Speak Up? www.tomorrow.org Newest report – to be released on October 29th! Learning in the 21st Century: Parents’ Perspectives, Parents’ Priorities A collaboration with Blackboard Inc. Downloadable from: www.blackboard.com/k12/education21c
    • Online surveys available for: K-12 students Parents Teachers Administrators New! Pre-service teachers Surveys open for input: Oct 19 – Dec 18, 2009 Participate in Speak Up 2009! Free online report for all Speak Up participating districts w/ your local data: Feb 2010 Release of National Speak Up Findings in Congressional Briefings: Mar & May 2010 No fee to participate. No limit on the # of surveys submitted. 100% confidential.
    • www.speakup4schools.org/speakup2009/
    • The Future Voice of Education? It is here today . . .
    • The Future Voice of Education? It is here today . . . I believe that "the purpose of education is not to make men carpenters, but to make carpenters men." To be competitive in a workplace that is changing and will change continuously throughout our careers, my peers and I need to be able to read and understand new information at a level never before prevalent. This should be, however, a familiar aim for the forces of academia, however, since what we must learn, in essence, is to learn. I would ensure a broad and balanced education that exposes every student to rigorous inquiry in every discipline, from physics to pottery and makes them active participants in the process of inquiry and learning. (11 th grader, Pittsburgh PA)
    • More data and reports are available on our website: www.tomorrow.org Julie Evans Project Tomorrow [email_address] 949-609-4660 x15 Copyright Project Tomorrow 2009. This work is the intellectual property of the author. Permission is granted for this material to be shared for non-commercial, educational purposes, provided that this copyright statement appears on the reproduced materials and notice is given that the copying is by permission of the author. To disseminate otherwise or to republish requires written permission from the author. Thank you!